Normalcy Has Sort of Returned — 14 Comments

  1. I have to say, except for a billing snafu a couple of years ago, I have been very happy with my webhosting company (Dreamhost). I’ve never gone over the limit. But, they also make it clear that if I did, they would just bill me and not cut me off.

  2. While I haven’t personally used them, I’ve heard that functions in a way that even if you have a huge traffic spike their servers don’t shut you off, you just get bumped to the next usage level. They are a sponsor for another podcast that I listen to and highly respect.

  3. Hi Jack,

    Thanks for all the hard work you do to produce such a great product. We\’re TSP members and we\’re so happy to support you and the show, we joined a few months ago and you can bet we\’ll renew next year. Sorry you had such a crappy night dealing with this problem. Your commitment to your listeners is awesome.

  4. You probably don’t hear it enough, Thank you. Once again, you have shown that you care about your listeners(family). huah

  5. Thanks for the update Jack.
    We all appreciate all your efforts to keep us informed – not only with your problems with your hosting site, but preparedness as well.

    We\’ll hang in there as long as you will. ;^p

  6. I’ve been in the telephone business for 31 years and have customers want me to assure them “it” will never happen again. I don’t give them that guarantee, as I’ve learned over the years that stuff will break, and people will screw up, and there’s not much you can do about it, except to try and get the customer’s service restored as quickly as possible. I would hope you’ll ask for a service credit, since it was all their fault.

    Take care and thanks for working so hard for all of us.

  7. Jack,
    I feel your pain. There\’s nothing worse than when a host dicks with your site without telling you. What\’s worse is to move your op to another host is a huge pain in the ass. I\’ve had the same thing happen to me. Good luck, I hope they didn\’t screw you over too much with the move to the private server. At least you don\’t have to share sessions with other websites now…

  8. Actually the zero notification thing seems to be a common problem. I ran into a similar situation with the church website I am managing. I asked for notification as well, but have received no response. However, I do no know to keep an eye on things so I can act ahead of time to prevent interruptions. Not a great solution, but it works

  9. This isn’t a solution, but have you looked into adding bittorrent downloads for the podcast? This might cut your bandwidth usage a bit (or at least slow down the rate of increase). Maybe it would delay your next upgrade.

  10. Glad you got it fixed, I am sorry that you had to go so far to fix it. I liked the “squash and toss” comment. Go Forth Do well, Do better and when you can cherish the victories, spend time with those who matter and thanks again for all that you do.

  11. Jack
    Thank you for all your time in getting this issue resolved. A lesser man would have just said “screw it, I’ll deal with it on Monday”. I hope your weekend wasn’t too much of a waste.

  12. Jack,

    Thanks for all your efforts. We have truly learned a lot from your podcasts. Sorry to hear about your troubles. You might try Amazon’s S3 service to host your audio files. They have not let us down. This is what we do for a living and if you wish for us to show you how to accomplish this we would be happy to do so. Our counsel is always free and we are in the DFW metroplex.

    Press on…

  13. I had a blog hacked and exposed. Never set file permissions to 777. I use Blue Host, but have never reached the “unlimited” amount, but I expect in the next couple years to Website will be making more than the trickle up, .02 to 28.47 per day, ad revenue – however consistent. It pays to leave comments on high traffic sites like .